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What Are Automobile Struts and How do they go bad?

What Are Automobile Struts and How do they go bad?

The strut on an automobile is basically a shock absorber assembly for your car. However, the shock absorber portion, itself, is just one part of the strut. The main function of the strut is to dampen the bouncing of the vehicle when it travels over uneven surfaces. The strut assembly combines the coil spring, the upper and lower coil seats, the strut bearing, the strut mount and the strut boot. As in any case with mechanical devices, after wear and tear and aging, the strut and its components will weaken. This causes side effects shown as increased tire wear, poor rebound effects or "body roll" and lack of steering stability. It is important to have the struts checked regularily to maintain your car's performance and safety

Top Trends in the Automotive Industry for 2013-Part 3 in series of 4

Top Trends in the Automotive Industry for 2013-Part 3 in series of 4

Top Trends in the Automotive Industry for 2013 – Part 3 in series of 4 Trend #3 – Auto Repair Important Auto repair will continue to play a big role in the automotive industry. In addition to the routine car and repairs every car owner must go through, there is going to be higher demand for specialized parts and repairs required of hybrid and electric cars. Currently, there is a low supply of shops capable of fixing these hybrid cars despite its increasing demand. The auto repair industry includes numerous franchising segments including automobile body, transmissions, and oil franchises. Keeping a regular maintenance schedule and aligning with a trusted mechanic is critical to insure the maximum life of your vehicle at the minimum of cost

When Should Car Batteries Be Replaced?

When Should Car Batteries Be Replaced?

How Long Do Car Batteries Last? The Answer: Lead acid car battery life expectancy is 3-5 years. Auto battery life is shorter in regions with hot climate due to water loss and sulfation. The most simple and effective way to extend the life of an automotive battery is to keep it charged close to 100%. Periodically check the state of charge of your battery and charge it with a dedicated charger device when necessary. Consequently, try to avoid deep battery discharges that can happen, for example, if you leave your car's lights on. Hybrid car battery life expectancy and electric car battery life expectancy is about 8 years. Need a new battery or need to have it charged to last longer, click HERE for Autovantage

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Car Batteries

How to save money on car repairs-Get a check-up before you travel

How to save money on car repairs-Get a check-up before you travel

Part VII- Get a check-up before you travel. Have your mechanic inspect your vehicle in advance of a trip. After all, you don't want your car to break down in an unfamiliar place and be towed to a mechanic you don't know if you can trust. Anytime you end up in a shop you haven't researched-or in an emergency situation when you can't compare repair prices-you risk spending more than necessary and getting shoddy service

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Car Repair

How to save money on car repairs-Stick with Independent shops

How to save money on car repairs-Stick with Independent shops

Part III: Stick with independent shops. While these smaller outfits charge close to the same as dealers for parts and labor, you'll save because they won't sell you unnecessary repairs and services. Since dealer service managers often work on commission, it benefits them to sell you as many services as possible-whether or not you need them

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Car Repair

How to save money on car repairs-Pay attention to warnings your car gives you.

How to save money on car repairs-Pay attention to warnings your car gives you.

Part V: Pay attention to warnings your car gives you They're your vehicle's way of telling you it needs some TLC. Ignoring those signals puts you at risk for doing major, expensive damage. So if your check-engine light comes on, get it evaluated at a reputable shop within a few days. I If that light flashes, don't drive at all-get your car towed instead. If your oil light comes on, immediately call for a tow. Hearing an odd sound? Take the car in. If it's a simple fix, you'll get it taken care of before it morphs into a more expensive repair

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Warning Lights

Car Won't Start? What do you Look For?

Car Won't Start? What do you Look For?

There is nothing more frustrating than a car that won't start. There are many possible causes to a no-start problem, but if you take some time to do some troubleshooting, you will feel a bit more in control of the problem and able to explain the issue to your automotive technician. Turn the key, if there is no sound and no lights, you may need a new battery or a jump start. If you don't have a dead battery, it might be the starter. Wiring or blown fuse can also cause a starting issue. Your fuel injection can be an issue if the problem occurs when trying to start a "cold" vehicle. If it is a "hot" start, the distributor or fuel pump could be the problem.... could be a lot of things, but let us help you sort out your car won't start problem. Your vehicle is a complex machine but narrowing down the problem can help same time and money. For more information, Call your experts at Autovantage Service Centers

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Warning Lights

Competency and Trust

Competency and Trust

FALL SPECIAL - $75 Saving Have you noticed the changes in the weather? Fall is finally here. The cool nights and pleasant days are here. However this means winter will be here before we know it. Is your vehicle ready for the colder weather and slick roads? Let us take the worry out of upcoming weather and make sure your transportation is safe. Our FALL SPECIAL will include: Oil Service with a high quality synthetic blend 5w30 oil 15 point safety inspection We will test your battery Replace front wiper blades (standard blades only) Check cooling system for leaks and protection Check heater function & coolant hoses and prioritize any recommended repairs needed. ALL FOR ONLY $99.95 ($174.95 normally / Savings of $75.00) *May not be combined with any other discounts or offers

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Fall Autoservice

How Often Do I Change My Fuel Filter?

How Often Do I Change My Fuel Filter?

For high mileage vehicles, replacing the fuel filter annually for preventative maintenance is a good idea for two reasons. By the time a vehicle is six or seven years old, there can be a fair amount of rust and debris in the fuel tank. Rust can be formed by moisture and condensation, and debris can get into your tank anytime you add fuel. So changing it on a periodic basis can help minimize the risk. Most newer vehicles do not have a specified interval for replacing the fuel filter. In fact, some even have "lifetime" filters that supposedly never need to be changed. But any filter can plug up if enough rust or debris gets sucked into the fuel inlet. Gasoline is supposed to be filtered at the pump but sometimes that isn't enough. The fuel you put in your tank may be contaminated with water from leaky underground storage tanks and improperly mixed alcohol blends. So there are no guarantees the fuel is clean. If you make a habit of driving your vehicl ... read more

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Fuel Filters

Spark Plugs, When do I change them?

Spark Plugs, When do I change them?

There is no single correct answer to this question. As spark plugs age, they lose their sharp edges as material from the center and ground electrodes is slowly eroded away. As the gap between these two points grows, the voltage required to bridge the gap increases. Even the best ignition systems will be stressed to supply enough voltage to completely burn the fuel. Replacing worn out spark plugs with new ones effectively restores the ignition system's efficiency. Misfires are reduced, power is restored, economy of operation is enhanced and emissions are reduced. The best guide is the manufacturer's recommendation for your vehicle, as this particular service varies from brand to brand and model to model. In the absence of this information or in conjunction with it, you can rely on the advice of a mechanic who is familiar with your type of vehicle

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Spark Plugs
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